August 8/15

As a system output, “health” and its related components should have a more prominent role in the national health care debate. Much is at stake and the timing is critical. As a result of health care reform, employers will soon be deciding whether to (1) continue to provide health insurance for...

August 8/15

The big “C” – cancer — can cause panic and feelings of helplessness. These feelings, however, often are shared beyond the patients being screened or treated for the disease. Employers often are unsure of how to help their employees who have been diagnosed with cancer and desire to remain at work...

August 8/15

Three recent studies from the the National Bureau of Economic Research describe recent trends among older workers remaining in or retiring from the labor force and where their health status may fit in their decision to retire or not. A study from Germany estimated that two thirds of the...